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: well, lesli right now we're waiting for the president's supporters to start arriving here. a couple of thousand supporters. it will be quite different than what it was in 2008 when hundreds of thousands of people gathered in chicago's grant park for the president's victory celebration. but right now, they're just doing sound checks getting the stage ready. the president today he conducted interviews with tv and radio stations in battleground states and even played a game of basketball a tradition on election day. his team won and he was joined by former nba player scottie pippen and education secretary arne duncan. he was in good spirits and joking around during the game and he's really confident lesli. >> but not -- not even in the least bit a little nervous in particular because his opponent kind of broke from tradition and went out and did some very visual campaigning today? >> reporter: and i think that's why the president took time out today to do those slight interviews with -- satellite interviews with the tv and video stations in crucial states, this will be a close night. t
consumer expert lesli foster when she came home to the smell of smoke and then couldn't get any help from the company that made her dishwasher. it's a story you will see only on 9. >> i opened my front door. i immediately smelled a punjent electrical smell of fire. i felt the countertop. it was burning hot. i opened the dishwasher, and i immediately saw that the trays had started to discolor, there was also heat wafting out at me. these trays turned a dark orange. >> she says her dishwasher started up wail she was gone. >> when i left the house the dishwasher door was closed but i had not activated it. it turned itself on while i was out of the house. >> reporter: how that happened is still a mystery. according to consumer reports more than 15 million appliance units in the past five years have been recalled for problems that could cause a fire. their analysis of complaints sent to the consumer product safety commission showed almost half of those recalled units were dishwashers, and a significant number of appliance problems were not caused by human error. >> we found at least 23% are cl
in modifying an existing loan. lesli foster explains why it can be homeowner beware. >> a silver springs grand mom who could no longer afford to pay her house note makes a call for help. it was help that never came through. >> in tonight's consumer alert, lesli foster brings us that woman's year-long nightmare that should be a lesson for us all. >> thank god i have another day in here. >> reporter: sonya walters is thankful, because she hasn't made a payment on her home in over a year. she lost her clients and income, too, so she reached out to her lender, indy mack, which told her to apply for a loan modification. >> the number came up. >> reporter: and she thought the person on the other end was with her bank. >> he asked me a bunch of questions. then he said, you know, you're qualified. >> reporter: the person on the line was actually someone representing a law firm called macy, elementary and sterns. the rep promised to help her get the payment down. >> i felt comfortable that their lawyers it would help me. >> reporter: the law firm also known as the mortgage law group and legal help debt
forland middle school in northwest d.c.. matt? >> reporter: lesli the school's chancellor didn't pretend today that closing more schools in the district is easy on schools or parents but she insisted it has to happen absolutely. mcfarland middle school in northwest washington was built in 1923. >> it is a prosal. >> reporter: if d.c. schools chancellor kaya henderson has her way the school will close in 2013. >> this is about using our resources wisely. >> reporter: earlier today henderson released a proposed list of 20 schools throughout the city that will close their doors for good after the current school year. >> these decisions are difficult, they mean transition. >> reporter: henderson says the schools including mcfarland middle are chosen because of low enrollment. the percentage of the buildings that are actually being used. and the condition of their buildings. >> we want as many of our young people to go to school in a modernized building as possible. >> reporter: when students from the schools that are closing go to the new schools for the 2013/2014 school year, the average school e
the president. but, you know, lesli, it's hard for me to see someone sitting around their kitchen table saying, i don't know who i'm going to vote for, but when those jobs numbers come out, then i will decide. that's not how people decide whether they think the economy is good or bad. they do it on whether uncle charlie has a job or whether their kid finally has enough money to move out of the house and get his own apartment, things like that. so coming this close, we've been saying this was going to be very, very important, but this race is so close, i'm not sure in the end that it really is going to make all that much difference. >> as i understand you are going to have two key panels on this weekend's show to kind of break down the presidential election, the razor tight presidential election. >> yep. yeah, we're going to have every analyst, every commentator east of the mississippi river be with us sunday, and i hope they have a better idea who is going to win this thing than i do, because i'm at the point, lesli that i have no idea. this thing has been close from the start, but it has gott
at stake especially for our area. bruce, thank you. lesli? >>> the military vote will also play a big part in who wins today's presidential election. especially in battleground virginia which is one of the states with the most defense workers. andrea mccarren joins us now live from richmond with more on that part of the story. andrea? >> reporter: well, lesli republicans are optimistic at this hour. that this ballroom will be hosting a victory party in the next few hours. earlier today we stopped in quantico, virginia in prince william county. a critical battleground including one for military votes. >> i have always voted all my life. i have never missed a vote. >> reporter: on a brisk legislation day morning in quantico, virginia, the main street is dotted with american flags. >> this decides the law made for our great country. >> reporter: voters in this area are passionate about casting their ballots. >> could this -- it's my american right. >> i'm very proud. you know, proud that we -- we served in iraq and afghanistan and we're fighting the war on terrorism. >> reporter: the populati
he is so fat. >> reporter: in lesli heights, arts. >> it takes about an hour per pumpkin. >> reporter: she has been carving for almost 10 years. she gets a request for her jack-o-lanterns every year but refuses to make a business of it. >> this is for me a hobby. . >> very artistic and i think it would take a lot of time. >> reporter: and what is even better than beyond brilliant. the fact that we can do any of this at all. >> this girl wouldn't let me go out in the hurricane so i was stuck at home watching movies and everything. so now we get to see it. >> reporter: i don't think nick could hear us so well out in georgetown. >> it's that kind of night. believe me. >>> so you never know what's going to happen. check out the pumpkin carving experiment that ended with a bang. >> are are you ready? >> i'm ready. >> are you sure? >> i think so. . >> okay. let's see here. >> oh. >> okay. we blew up the whole thing. [ laughing ] >> blew up the whole thing. not what you had in mind. that guy is known as the hooked on flying high and he was trying to demonstrate how you can use a small explos
. lesli? >>> after a wild chase including explosions, the man wanted for attempted murder in connection with three pipe bombings in northern virginia was taken into custody this afternoon. but he was not where the atf officials expected to find him. >> i'm peggy fox. northern virginia pipe bomb suspect was apprehended near great falls, montana this afternoon. and he had traveled more than 2,000 miles in two days from his home in stafford. he was pulled over for speeding by montana highway patrol, but then allegedly threw the pipe bombs at them and tried to get away. >> he was arrested by the montana state police. due to the high-speed pursuit. deploying pipe bombs. from what we understand, he was arrested in possession of a handgun, but taken off safely with no incidents. >> he is charged with three counts of attempted capital murder. weapons charges, and terror charges. they stem from three pipe bombings on tuesday morning at the home of their former girlfriend and the home of the detective and the former home of the stafford county sheriff's deputy. peggy fox, 9news now. >>> a pair of
. >> lesli, sandy has kept us in the cool air for much of the week. temperatures running some eight to ten degrees below normal and today no exception. sun's come out but look at these readings at noon, still in the upper 40s in gaithersburg and lovettsville. 50 in fairfax and 47 upper marl blow. we'll be bacteria -- marlboro. we'll be back with the weekend forecast when we return. >>> you know, so often our pets have allergies. they become ill just like we do. if we eat the wrong food. well guess what? there's a woman from fairfax who has created a treat that's called bistro bites. so if your dog has allergies, if your dog needs to be gluten- free, then you need to get bistro bites, i'd like to introduce valerie perlowitz. the owner of bistro bites, how did this come about? >> it came about by the fact that i had a 10-week-old yorkie poo. and he -- i couldn't find anything to feed him. he was only 8 pounds and i found myself constantly breaking things up like most of us do. you said you have two yorkies yourself. >> yeah. >> and find yourself breaking it up. and so i looked around. there
to cost you on the express lanes, it will be well worth it. lesli? >> buy the pass and turn it on. thank you. >>> a fire broke out in a prince george's county county warehouse today. crews were called to 8316ardmore road in landover around 2 p.m. in the afternoon. they found flames coming from a large garage that contained taxicabs. a worker inside was rushed to a hospital burn unit with serious injuries. we don't know what started the fire. >>> today we honor america's service members who stand on the line protecting our freedom. 9 news now and the uso of metropolitan washington are partnering up to say thank you to these men and women. we're raising money to provide holiday food baskets to area service members and their families. it's called turkeys for troops. if you'd like to donate, call 202-895-5560. an $8 donation will feed a family of six. >> it was the end of a wonderful day. >> reporter: a soldier about to ship out. >> thomas decided to say good night to his friends. >> reporter: before he goes he records a story for his son back home. >> hi, guys. how you doing? >> reporter:
was spearheaded by joleen ivy after leslie johnson pleaded guilty in the corruption scandal of her husband. initially, leslie johnson refused to step down from office. she eventually did and pleaded guilty to the charges. if question 3 passes, a politician will be suspended from office at the moment he or she is found guilty. >>> people in virginia have been waiting in long lines since the polls opened this morning. the commonwealth is playing a key part in the presidential and u.s. senate races. tom costello has more on that. >> good day from the greater richmond area. at this polling place, the biggest polling precinct, we are told in all of this county, they were lined up before the sun came up, about 300 people lined up here at this polling place at about 6:00 in the morning. the earliest voter was standing in line at 3:30 this morning. it's critical along with three other counties to decide how this vote goes. fairfax county is critical, of course. prince william county and loudoun county. this state went for president obama in 2008 then voted for a republican governor. so, it is purp
is the best revenge. megyn: joining me now leslie marshal and lars larson, and david brooks of "the new york times," he leans right, he's a center right guy, says the difference between obama 08 and now is so obvious. can you think of a person who ran such opposite campaigns? i tried and i can't. >> the president has rean to b reason to be disappointed. four years ago he had all the answers he thought, he was going to heel the economy and all the rest of that. it turned out he didn't have all the answers. his answers didn't lead to solutions and he had nobody to blame except himself. i watched his speech right after michelle obama spoke. he looked sad at that point. i can understand why. he had adoring crowds four years ago. he has a tough time now scaring up a decent-sized crowd. i think a lot of democrats are not in to him or his solutions or a faith that he needs to get done for america. they are not crazy presidental tern tiff for voting for romney but they are not into obama at this time. >> leslie they talk about how obama's pollster told him early on that hope and change could not be
writer and change so many novelists as writers. leslie lesley leslie stowe goes and now lives in tucson has helped inform us of who we are. i got that phonecall and i couldn't believe it. almost a year ago in january, phonecall from a teacher who said jeff, they have come into our rooms and confiscated our books. in tucson, the same school district that i was a product in the first years of my life. they had gone into this room and taken out seven textbooks, like rethinking columbus a book that is sold hundreds of thousands of copied, used by kids in rural alaska all the way to rural maine who have that -- and that book was put away into storage. and 11 teachers, almost a dozen teachers were told that they no longer have the right to teach literature from the perspective of mexican-americans, those who have given us our school district from the perspective of rethinking columbus. .. i have to begin, and i will tell you something about our stories. i went to find my story. i had been living outside of tucson for years, and i wanted to come back, working on another book, and dee
overwhelmingly passed question three. it was proposed offer councilwoman leslie johnson pleaded guilty in the corruption scandal of her husband, former prince george's county executive jack johnson. initially, leslie johnson refused to step down from office. she eventually did step down and pled guilty to the charges. question three says a politician will be suspended from office at the moment he or she is found guilty and is automatically removed when the appeals process is finished. >>> 6:48 now. in the district we will see a new face on the d.c. council. in a major upset, incumbent michael brown lost his seat to independent david grosso. meanwhile, vincent orange easily won re-election. news 4's derrick ward is live with more on that election. >> reporter: good morning. it took somewhere around 20,000 votes to unseat michael brown. as you said, an independent at large council challenger david grosso was the political newcomer who won the battle against brown. brown has faced allegations of spending impropriety in his campaign as well as questions about the operation of a nonprofit t
in prince george's county. question three sper headeded by prince george's county leslie ivy after leslie johnson was convicted in a corruption scandal involving her husband jack johnson. she first refused to step down from office. she eventually did step down and plead guilty to the charges. if the question passes, a politician will be suspended from office the moment he or she is found guilty and is automatically removed when the appeals process is finished. >>> a special election to fill the d.c. council chair seat for kwame brown. brown resigned in june after admitting he gave false information on an application to receive two bank loans worth $200,000. voters will cast for d.c. council member philip mendelson or challenger alvin gurley. it will complete brown's term in 2013. another election will take place in 2014. and question five asks voters if the d.c. council should have the power to expel a member for gross misconduct. the counsel would have to have five-sixths of a majority to do so. anyone convicted of a felony serving as a d.c. council member would be required to leave offi
center for politics, democratic pollster anna greenberg, and republican analyst leslie sanchez of the impacto group. and our own cbs news elections director anthony salvanto. we're coming to the end of the campaign 2012, and we've got it all on "face the nation." captioning sponsored by cbs from cbs news in washington, "face the nation" with bob schieffer. >> schieffer: good morning, again. most of the country is looking forward to election day, or at the least, looking forward to the campaign being over. but in large parts of the northeast, it is still the aftermath of the storm that is in the forefront of many people's thoughts. at least 110 are dead, more than 2 million are still without power. close to 1 million in new york city alone. 80% of new york city subway service has been restored, but it may be days before gas shortages are rer stored and the national guard has been called in to keep order at gas stations. the storm has caused an estimated $20 billion in damages, plus an estimated $50 billion in economic losses to the region. the state of new jersey was hit hardest
. >> reporter: for most of her life, leslie houston has called this island home. >> once you been here and you've got the sand in your shoes, you never want to leave. it's a legacy. it's a life. it's what your hometown means to you if you spent 53 years there. >> reporter: which is why it's so hard to see it shattered. what do you think of what's happened to your island? >> we've gotten a real slap in the face. >> reporter: few things were spared on this strip of resort towns which, since the late 1800s, has been a haven for fishermen and sun seekers. >> they were in their petticoats and all that. that's how this island started. it was a vacation spot for the people in philadelphia. >> reporter: 10,000 people live here year round. but in the summer, the population swells to 100,000, with families vacationing in towns named ship bottom, surf city and brant beach. >> atlantic city is about 13, 14 miles due south of the us here. >> reporter: glenn reitinger's family built their first summer home here in 1949. >> a lot of folks here that live here are teachers, are i'll say regular middle class fo
life, leslie houston has called this island home. >> once you've been here and you have the sand in your shoes, you never want to leave. it's a legacy. it's a life. it's what your hometown means to you if you spent 53 years there. >> reporter: which is why it's so hard to see it shattered. what do you think of what happened to your island? >> we've got an real slap in the face. >> reporter: a few things were spared on this strip of resort towns, which since the late 1800s have been a haven for sun seekers. >> in their petty coats. that's how this island started. it was a vacation spot for the people in philadelphia. >> reporter: 10,000 people live here year round but in the summer the population swells to 100,000. with families vacationing in towns surf city. >> atlantic city is about 13, 14 miles due south of us here. >> reporter: glenn and his family built their first summer home here in 1949. >> a lot of folks here that live here are teachers and i'll say regular middle class folks who were able to a lot of times get on the island or get on the property before the prices sky r
. there is plenty we don't know about election 2012. >> we have lesli foster to help crunch the numbers. the key races, ballot questions and the big prize of the presidency, how it might shake out when the last votes are counted. >> reporter: i'm joined by my partner in crunching, bob kettle who's the dean of the school of public policy at the university of maryland. let's take a look at two swing counties in virginia to get a bit of a picture. loudoun and prince william county. at last check, in prince william county it's almost a dead heat there. romney gets 48.6 to the president's -- in loudoun with more than 97% of the precincts reporting, president obama gets 51.4% of the vote to governor romney's 47.1%. now, when we compare that to 2008, you can see that the president won loudoun by 53.6%, and then prince william county by 57.5%. what do all these numbers tell us, don? >> what's going on here is that the president is looking not comfortable, but at least perhaps well enough to win virginia, but he has lost support in some of these key swing counties compared to where he had been back in 20
second panel. these are pollsters and political experts. leslie sanchez is a republican strategist. she runs the impacto group. stu rothenberg is one of the most respected political analysts in the land. he puts out the rothenberg political reports. anthony salvanto is the cbs news political director. he's the director of elections. anna greenberg is a senior vice president of the democratic polling firm greenberg, quinlan, and roster upon and last but not least our old friend larry sabato, the political guru of the university of virginia center for politics. stewart, let me talk to you. and you i talked last week. >> we did. >> schieffer: you said, don't look at me. i have no idea who is going to win. and this is what you do for a living. right now, how do you think this thing is breaking on this last weekend? >> i think the popular vote looks even or close to even, bob. i think anybody would be crazy to confidently predict how that's going to go. i still think the electoral college is easier for the president to get to 270. it's not impossible for governor romney, but all the pieces h
-star general, leslie clashing, good to have you. >> great to be with you. >> neil: the argument is whether the white house is running out the clock, what do you think? >> i don't think so. i think you have to lay this thing in a real investigation. after 9/11 we took four years to really understand what happened. it turned out before 9/11 there were really strong warnings. i think there is something else going on here in benghazi. there is a lot of cloak and dagger stuff associated with it. there have been enough leaks to make me believe there is more to this story. >> neil: has there been enough to discomfort you that it's possible even the president or very least his top advisors let us down? >> no, i don't think so. i think it's opposite. i think they were doing remarkable things in benghazi. they don't want to release what was actually going on there. the ambassador didn't live in benghazi. the ambassador was in tripoli. benghazi is something else. >> neil: but there were many warnings about how bad benghazi was and you don't think right now would, it do any good? >> think what is goin
of long island, the utility company hopes that it will be back by thanksgiving, lesli. >> oh my goodness. boy, that is just really. i mean i don't have any words for that. we talk about the power outages and that really sort of crystallizes with what they are doing there. thank you. >> wow. topper. that's the reaction from all of it in here. do you know of any other stuff coming down the pike? >> no, they will be jumping for joy over the weekend, up in the new york area. but we still have winds to deal with as they pull away. look at the winds. they are still gusting up to 28 in boston. it is a pretty wide area. it's pretty big. 29 miles per hour wind gusts downtown. and in the ocean city. that's the good news. they will subside. and close in view. so the temperatures in the 50s right now, if you go out, go and dress for the temperatures in the 30s and the 40s. and the wind gust at 25 in manassas and in the 40s. even down towards frederick when you go to 23 miles per hour. 52 downtown. upper 40s in frederick and gaithersburg. and for tonight, clear, breezy, cold. one to two in the pros.
it after leslie johnson pleaded guilty to a corruption case. she initially refused to step down. but eventually she did resign. >>> in the district, vote letters cast their ballots to fill the council chair seat by kwame brown. the winner will complete brown's term which runs through january of 2015. brown, you will recall, resigned back in june after admitting he gave false information on applications to give bank loans worth more than $200,000. d.c. residents have a few more hours to vote on three measures folksed on preventing corruption in the wilson building. proposed charmter amendment 5 asks if members should have the power to expel a member for gross misconduct. the council would have to have a super majority. amendment 6 would make a person leave office and be banned from ever serve in office again. amendment 7 would apply the same penalties to the city's mayor. >>> and make news 4 and nbc washington.com your election headquarters tonight. we'll have live continuing coverage throughout the evening. still ahead, we'll see what's buzzing on social media this election day.
in prince george's county. it was spear headed after former council executive leslie johnson was convicted. initially, she refused to resign from office. eventually, she did step down. the question is a politician will automatically step down from office after be pleading guilty. >>> kwame brown resigned from the council back in june after admitting he gave false information on applications to obtain two bank loans worth more than $200,000. voters will cast their ballots for d.c. council member phil mendelson or democratic challenger calvin gurley. the winner will complete brown's term which runs through january 22nd, 2013. that means another race will take place in 2014. >>> senate candidates tim kaine and george allen will vote right after polls open. kaine and his wife will vote in richmond. allen and his wife are casting their vote in alexandria and will travel to several precincts in the commonwealth. polls show kaine has a slight lead over allen. >> and virginiians can start voting in that race in less than 30 minutes. polls in the commonwealth open at 6:00 this morning. they close a
's council woman leslie johnson. johnson pleaded guilty to charges in connection to a corruption probe that netted her husband, former county executive jack johnson. bau loophole in the law did not force her to step down after the guilty plea, and she continued to collect a salary. a vote for a constitutional amendment on question 3 would change that. meaning a politician would be removed at the time of a guilty plea, or in the case of a trial, would be suspended upon conviction and then removed after sentencing. question 4 allows immigrants who are in this country illegally to qualify for in-state tuition rates at maryland colleges. students, though, must meet certain requirements, including graduation from a state high school, proof that income taxes have been paid and show intent to apply for permanent residency. also on the ballot, question 5, which changes the boundaries of maryland's eighth congressional district which is currently held by chris van holen and is mainly in montgomery county. and questions 1 and 2, which would require judges of the orphans court for prince george's
intelligence. on capitol hill, daniel nottingham. lesli, back to you. >>> and top national security officials were on capitol hill this week to deal with the fallout from the petraeus sex scandal. and defense secretary panetta has ordered a review of ethics training for all military officers. >>> less than 24 hours after a not guilty verdict shocked the bowie state university community, people are still talking about this case. i'm talking about the murder trial of alexis simpson, the girl accused of killing her roommate, dominique frazier, which was closely followed on social media. andrea mccarren was on campus when the verdict came down. >> reporter: there is a mix of emotions. shock. sadness. and relief that this high- profile murder case appears to be over. >> a lot of students are disappointed. a lot of people were shocked, when i saw the news. i s like whoa, wow. >> reporter: the bowie state university campus is healing, after a violent fight between roommates ended in death and traumatized the school community. >> i think it's tragic. but at the same time, i heard she was bullied and
demonstration that went very wrong on live tv. anita? >>> lesli, i'm here in clifton, virginia, their generator was close to running out after sandy blew through. fortunately the lights are back on here and we have an amazing story to share. we'll see you after the break. >>> we have a very personal account of what prolonged outages could mean to families in our region. i'm anita brikman and i'm at the nichols home in virginia. they are loyal viewers of ours. thank you for inviting us into your home. steve has als, ventilator dependent. so the power outage was becoming a critical situation for them. i want to share a little bit of an e-mail that she sent to me yesterday. she wrote dear anita, i want to personally thank you for being our beacon in ery storm. my husband, steve, waits for your telecast each evening before i get him into bed. he as als, a top-of-the-line disability. he does not move or speak, but oh that smile. he's ventilator, dependent, the machine breathes for them so those of us who love him have one more day and the day after that. we are waiting for our power to be restored h
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executive at her and leslie bowman, current executive dirt for their support in the past into the present. this is a magnificent resource in the standard set of monticello is perhaps the leading public history study of slavery in the united states. the study of that subject is really very difficult for a number of reasons. one is that it's so hard to get the documents in the other is a psychological impediments that we americans have that best described by the theologian who also happens to be the father of my editors said americans by her own traditions of the most innocent people on earth. we never do anything wrong as a people and as a country. so becomes difficult for us to learn anything from the past because there was never any right and wrong. we always come out innocent. so when one encounters a phenomenon such as slavery, which seems so palpably evil, we have to find some way to deal with it a leadership happened with paradox, which means we suspend all judgment and say we just can't figure out the people of that time. i mentioned i was spending many months upstairs pouring over
ptacek is here to spoil your appetite once again. >> lesli and derek, to make our list, they had to not only have repeat violations, we only put places under surveillance for investigation where we'd already found problems that they should have known someone would be watching. sir, take your hands off the equipment. we've been tracking his store and four others ever since inspectors closed them citing food dangers and we broadcast issues we found ourselves after they'd passed reinspections. shortly after we found that rat ad mid-city deli near logan sir -- at mid city deli near logan circle in april. it hasn't reopened. at evergreen supermarket in temple hills it closed, too. the others are open. >> this is second time you come here, right? >> reporter: our first time at circle seven express on martin luther king avenue southeast we found this outdated baloney. inspectors had closed circle seven twice for food dangers citing rotten produce, live roaches, mice and outdated merchandise including baby food. we'd already found this outdated juice when the manager found us. >> leave
support over the years and also to up the former executive director of monticello and leslie bowman, the current executive director for their support in the past and in the present. this is a magnificent resource. as andrew says, monticello is, perhaps, a leading public history site for the study of slavery in the united states. that -- the study of that subject is really very difficult for a number of reasons. one is, it's so hard to get the documents, and the other is the psychological impediments that we americans have in that, as described by one hold, the theologian who also happens to be the father of my editor, he said, americans buy our own traditions of the most innocent people on earth. we never do anything wrong as a people and as a country. it becomes very difficult for us to learn anything from the past because there was never any right or wrong. it's always, you know, we always come out innocent. and so when one encounters a phenomenon such as slavery, which seems so palpably evil, we have to find some way of dealing with it, and we usually rapid in that word, paradox,
competitive about the day. 4-year-old leslie, his 3-year-old brother, luke. take a listen. >> mitt romney wins. >> i'm mitt romney. >> no, no. you're president obama. you didn't win. >> hey. >> no. i win. >> i win. >> i win. >> i win. >> mitt romney wins. >> i win. >> i win. >> oh. >> oh, no. >> hopefully not a preview of things to come this evening. remember abigael? it's almost over abi. take a look. >> because -- i'm crying because i'm tired of barack obama and mitt romney. >> that's why you're crying? oh. it will be over soon, abi. okay? the election will be over soon. okay? >> okay. >> oh. i'm doing my own sleep study. advil pm® or tylenol pm. the advil pm® guy is spending less time lying awake with annoying aches and pains and more time asleep. advil pm®. the difference is a better night's sleep. ♪ ♪ ♪ grown in america. picked and packed at the peak of ripeness. the same essential nutrients as fresh. del monte. bursting with life. good morning, it is election day and maryland voters will answer some key ballot questions today. they will decide whether to gambling, legalized same
if they are part of the street. if they are not, we have to do all of this investigatory stuff. and leslie kayaleh the last resort -- and lastly, the last resort would be to sign a provisional about it. i do not think people do the research to see that they can be prosecuted. in 2010 when dan eloida was elected, there were some questionable things going on in bridgeport. i believe in a fair process of voting. i have actually kicked out of the lawyers, or told them that people cannot bring paraphernalia that influences any other boater. -- voter. i am very honest about my job. i am not allowed to stay darn thing about who people should vote for. that is not my job. my job is to make sure the voting is fair. that is what i'm going to be doing tomorrow. i think you guys are leaning toward the democrats. host: michael, by "q geist" who do you mean -- by "you guys" who do you mean? caller: he is more on the side of the republicans that on the democrats. i do not trust this process of these guys checking out the polls because i think the are leaning toward the democrats. everybody does their job and th
and will not set women back 50 years and finally leslie says i think equal pay for equal work is the most pressing issue for women this election. what do you think? i'll get back to you on that. this is referring to the 2009 lilly ledbetter fair pay act and i know, diane, you spoke to governor romney about this. he said while he didn't support it at the time, if he were elected he would not repeal it. but that lack of support, i think, did influence a number of women out there. >> yes, and then ultimately he wouldn't tell me. he would not say whether he, indeed, would have signed it if it came to his desk. i don't believe he ever said he would have signed it if it came to his desk. so, cokie, on this issue of the single ladies out there and other women -- what do you think? >> i'm certainly seeing single ladies being overwhelmingly for president obama as they were four years ago and there's no real falloff there, but i was just looking to see if we had a number on that abortion question to see if that seems to be the indicator. the problem is people tend to say when you ask about, you know, what i
and the corporate sector represented by my friend of over 30 years, leslie horton. [applause] thank you. so before we start today, let me just review the format. charlie and stu are going to come up after they have been formally introduced, and they're going to speak each for 15 minutes, and then we're going to try and make this very interactive. and i hope that you'll ask lots of questions. we're going to have roving microphones, as we always do, and i'll be fielding those questions. so just, please, identify yourself when you ask the questions, and we'll try and get to as many of them as we can. i'm just going to make one comment with regard to a survey form that is, that are at your table. this is a complimentary breakfast, complimentary leading authorities and our sponsors. we ask that you do only one thing before you leave today, and that is to complete that form which'll take you less than 60 seconds. and before you leave hand it either to your leading authorities representative at your table or your host. thank you very much. and now let's start the show. let's roll the video. >> leading au
plays the woman leslie on the show. she's had a long crush on biden. in the show, she describes her ideal man as having the brains of george clooney and the body of joe biden. [ laughter ] we'll see that episode next week. >> bill: that's going to be fun. just let him go. >> joe biden is sort of a situation comedy. i would watch him! biden cam. >> nate silver's celebrity status has skyrocketed since the popular 538 "new york times" blogger correctly predicted 49 out of 50 state vote outcomes and he could go 50-50 depending on how florida turns out. sales of his book have jumped 850% on amazon. the signal and the noise now number two right behind the third wheel diary of a wimpy kid book seven. >> bill: nate silver, he was either going to have egg on his face on wednesday morning or celebrated as right on once again. >> nate silver said the data matters more than anything else. that's what he happens with the signal versus the noise. don't be emotional about the data. read it and understand it. he did. >> i
on over and over again during the same old thing. it's just crazy. host: a couple more calls. leslie sanchez writes about the gop's latino opportunity, in a wall street journal -- that's from this morning. wayne has been hanging on from cleveland. caller: good morning. i don't think the republican party has to change. i agree with the young lady before me. it is the principle of the party that attracts you to the party. the republican party has a messaging problem. one of the things republican party has done is walk away from teaching. if you go back during the reagan era, he was very eloquent at teaching people the principles of the party. if the party goes out and teaches its principles to all the demographics regardless of the demographics and stands by those principles, nobody wants democratic life. why would we go votes for democratic light if we want the real deal? the republicans need to get their principal straight and talk to people about their principles. host: in the post today -- ashley is calling from georgia. caller: good morning. i don't think the republican party need
on the population now is the one child policy it means you have leslie burr coming into the market and that goes to this critical issue of what we did in the middle-income trap how you increase the productivity and keep growth going when you start to get five to six, $7,000 income because some of the things we have to be flexible when you open the service sector would actually help the united states the trade patterns, the logistics, the supply chain investment and is talking with one of them today or last night whose major company was brought up by a chinese company you are going to see the whole for what's important by these people to recognize not just in trade or growth but with its investment, repentances, tourism, logistics change, the system is going to go through a transformation to beat each of those provide some opportunities >> look, the u.s. has been growing at maybe 2% which is not good, and that's the fastest of pretty much the whole advanced world and that tells you what is wrong and has been wrong and it is a mess for both of a developed. >> what do you make of this -- >> if you
force will continue to tire leslie pursue justice in this matter. i'd like to personally thank task force director john beretta who has done an absolutely remarkable job in leading this investigation as well as the many fine prosecutors from the criminal division, the environment and natural resources division, the u.s. attorney community and the many talented federal and state law enforcement agents who have worked so hard for so long to develop these cases. i would like to thank our colleagues at the securities and exchange commission for their important parallel investigation. with that i would like to turn it over now to my friend and colleague, the director of enforcement at the f.c.c. thank you. >> thank you. i'm director of enforcement at the f.c.c. today we are announcing that b.p. has agreed to pay more than a half billion dollars that it misled investigators about the rate of oil flowing during the deep water horizon disaster. the $525 million penalty represents the third largest civil penalty aftersaysed and those fund will be used to compensate harmed investors for losse
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